A dependant is:

  • your husband, wife or civil partner; or
  • your unmarried or same-sex partner; or
  • your child aged under 18 years old.

Your dependant children can be over 18 years old if they are in the UK now as dependants.

If you are the partner or dependent child under 18 of a Domestic Worker who is in the UK as a Domestic Worker under the rule in place before 6 April 2012, you can apply for a visa to join them in the UK. The Home Office, UKBA will grant leave in line with the expiry date of the Domestic Worker's visa.

Entry Clearance As Dependents Of Work Domestic Worker

In order to be granted entry clearance as a spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same sex partner, the family member and the main applicant must be aged 18 or over on the date he/she is due to arrive in the United Kingdom.

In order to be granted entry clearance as a child of Domestic Worker, the child must be under the age of 18 on the date of entry clearance application.

A child born in the UK to a Domestic Worker or his/her wife can apply for dependent visa from inside the UK. We can provide same day visa service for the child born in the UK to be granted dependent visa from inside the UK.

Switching Into Visa As A Dependant Of Domestic Worker

Following changes in the Immigration Rules implemented from 1 October 2013, it is now possible to switch into dependant visa of Domestic Worker from inside the UK unless:

  • you were last granted leave to enter or remain as a visitor; or
  • you are on temporary admission or temporary release.

From the above, it is clear that anyone who is not in the UK on a visitor visa or an overstayer with Temporary Admission in the UK can switch into Dependant visa as a dependant of Domestic Worker from inside the UK.

In order to apply for leave to remain as the child of a Domestic Worker, the child must be under the age of 18 on the date of application. Where the child is aged 18 or over he/she must have, or have last been granted, leave as the family member of a Domestic Worker or someone applying at the same time for leave as a Domestic Worker.

We can provide same day visa service for the switching into dependant visa as a dependant of a Domestic Worker whereby the dependant visa application will be decided in one day.

Extension Of Stay As A Dependant Of A Domestic Worker

If you are already in the UK on visa as a dependant of a Domestic Worker, you can seek extension of stay when the Domestic Worker is seeking extension of stay.

ILR As Dependant Of Domestic Worker

A person who was granted dependant visa as a dependant of a Domestic Worker under the rules in place before 6 April 2012 can apply for ILR as a dependant of Domestic Worker at the same time when the Domestic Worker is applying for ILR as a Domestic Worker.

Same Day Visa Service For Dependent Of Domestic Worker

We can provide Same Day Visa Service for:

  • an application for switching into dependant visa as a dependant of a domestic worker;
  • an application for extension of stay as a dependant of a domestic worker;
  • an application for ILR as a dependant of a Domestic Worker.

We are registered with the Home Office Public Enquiry Office (PEO), Lunar House, Croydon to provide same day visa service for Dependent visa applications. Our immigration lawyers can prepare and submit your Dependant visa application to the Home Office, PEO and get quick decision on the application. As  Dependent visa application is a biometric category, you will have to attend the Home Office, Lunar House, Croydon with our legal representative on the day we will submit your application. Our legal representative will accompany you to the Home Office, PEO, Croydon and will assist you with the whole process of the application submission, biometrics enrolment and all the follow up work until a decision on the application is made by the Home Office.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Dependant Visa Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application by Dependants of Domestic Worker. The quality of our service is self-evident from the clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for dependent visa as a dependant of Domestic Worker and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application as a dependent of Domestic Worker, the casework our immigration solicitors will do for you will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application as Dependant of Domestic Worker;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for your application to be successful;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your dependant visa application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application as dependant;
  • Considering contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant application form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for UK visa as dependant of Domestic Worker;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your application for UK visa as dependant;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Home Office, UKVI on your application for UK Visa as dependant of Domestic Worker;
  • Advising you on the outcome of your application and any further steps to be taken by you following receipt of the decision from the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fees For Application As Dependent Of Domestic Worker

  • We will charge you a fee from £700 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for:
    • entry clearance (no VAT)
    • switching into Dependant visa
    • extension of stay as Dependant
    • ILR as Dependant.
  • The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200.00 (No VAT) for your Entry Clearance application (out of country application) as dependent child of Domestic Worker in cases involving issues of sole responsibility. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) etc.

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